By Kim Hynes (WICHITA, Kan.)
A horrible accident, that's what the owner of Pure Entertainment calls the death of a five-year-old boy. The boy died last month after falling off of an inflatable. The owner says in spite of what happened, his inflatables are safe.
The sounds of blowers are all you hear most days at Pure Entertainment. "It's been a real challenge. We understand people are reluctant," said owner Duane Zogleman. People are reluctant to come in and bounce after a five-year-old fell off of an inflatable, hit his head and died. "This is the first time we've had an accident like this. It devastated us," he said.
Zogleman says when the incident happened, the boy and five adult family members were using the inflatable called King of the Hill. He says it's designed for climbing not bouncing. "The problem was misuse of the unit. Which we feel real bad about," he said. The King of the Hill inflatable has been removed from the business.